Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers: Live! is the absolute best live performance of the Grammy-winning reggae artists, an incomparable positive vibration of the musical ambassadors of Marley Magic. For the first time you wi... more »ll enjoy 17 of their greatest songs live in concert. This intense musical celebration captures the unique spirit of a Melody Makers show. Finally, loyal fans, newcomers and listeners of all ages can take home that joyous feeling of being a part of the music. Songs: Brothers and Sisters, Jah Bless, Rainbow Country, Black My Story, One Good Spliff, Justice, Small Axe, What's True, Free Like We Want 2 B, Africa Unite, Postman, Higher Vibration, Jammin', Born to Be Lively, Let Jah Will Be Done, Could You Be Loved.« less
Track listing has more than ONE Bob Marley/Wailers song.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are at least two errors in the main review.
First, on this DVD, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers perform five Bob Marley and the Wailers songs, not ONE, as stated in the review.
ZM&MM perform "Rainbow Country," "Small Axe," "Africa Unite," "Jammin'" and "Could You Be Loved" -- all Bob Marley and the Wailers songs. (Funny that the review mentions "Africa Unite" and acts as if it's a Ziggy Marley song. Anyone who knows the Wailers and knows ZM&MM, can easily tell the difference in quality between the two groups.)
And furthermore, the main review is comical in that its reviewer doesn't seem to know the relationship of Sharon and Cedella Marley to Ziggy. They're his sisters. Sharon was born to Rita Marley and a man (not Bob Marley) -- Bob adopted her when he married Rita. And Cedella is Bob's and Rita's firstborn child.
Their relationship to Ziggy isn't CLEAR? No, it's actually rather quite clear to any one who is a fan of the group. They're siblings.The performances here are better than that on the "One Love Tribute Concert" DVD. On that DVD, the performances, even ZM&MM's seemed forced.
Try this DVD as well as "Live at the Palladium" and "Marley Magic" -- although, "Marley Magic" is only worth buying for ZM&MM's performances, not those of Rita Marley, Julian and Damian and Yvad. Just push the skip button to the ZM&MM set."
Worth buying for ZM & the MM fans who like to see them live.
Mykal Roze | 05/28/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Greetings all,This is a good buy for Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers fans who like to see the Marleys live. And now that Marley's not touring this year in the States, it's a good substitute.Ziggy and family don't have the stage presence that their father had, choosing to just stand and sing (although Sharon, Cedella and Erica do their dance on backing vocals) rather than be the whirling dervish that their father was behind the mike.But that point aside, this collection has strong song choices and the concert setting is a warm one, with Ziggy being his usual mellow self.This concert is likely the best live Ziggy Marley work available DVD at this point in time, but then, where is the "Conscious Live at the Palladium" ZMMM released on video in the late 80s? Now that was a great concert and would make a great DVD!"
This DVD is Really Great!
Myndvast | Charlotte, NC United States | 03/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"OK, first of all let me say that I am a fan of reggae music and of the Marley family. Regardless of that fact, the DVD is top notch. The concert is really excellent in all respects - including sound. I read some things about this DVD before I bought it and watched it. Let me say that what I read earlier was completely wrong. The entire thing was totally worth the money I spent. I am so impressed by the showman ship and quality of the performance, that I am going to look into getting a CD of the live concert. The Melody Makers (including Ziggy) are definitely carrying on the work of their father. The music is supreme. When you watch the concert, you will find yourself getting the higher vibration they so clearly express during the concert's dialogue. Each note and riff comes across clearly and everything just comes together spectacularly. If you are on the fence about getting it, understand that I too was in that place. There is no need to be hesitant in your decision making. If you enjoy the pleasure and pleasant experience of great reggae, you will definitely not be disappointed. In fact, I am looking at it again at this very same moment. Enjoy, because I am."
"This DVD of Ziggy marley & The melody makers is SUPER GREAT.
I mean these guys are fenomenal. I wish that they wil carry on making such live concerts dvd's as this one. when you clossed your eyes and listing to these two guys (Ziggy and Steven)singing its just like hearing the legend of legends sing (THE HONORBLE MR.ROBERT NESTA MARLEY)PS. forgive me for my bad english."
The reviewer whining about the audio quality is NUTS
Scott Brown | 08/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Feel free to check out my other reviews, and make your own judgement; this dvd is top notch, with EXCELLENT video and audio quality. As a matter of fact, this is one of the best reggae dvds you can buy in those two categories. Nuff said....moving forward. This dvd is incredible...the opening sequence and "Irie" is fantastic, and some of the songs will blow your mind. D Marley makes an appearance in "Justice", and Stephen Marley directs the band with surgeon-like precision, while singing (and sounding) just like his father. If you are a fan of the Marleys, you will thoroughly enjoy this dvd."